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Nov. 5, 2009


LAS VEGAS - As UNLV sophomore linebacker Bryce Saldi continues to fight back from a serious brain injury suffered during a skateboarding accident in California on July 3, some of his teammates got a chance to make a visit when the Rebels traveled to play TCU.

Saldi, a graduate of Texas prep powerhouse Southlake Carroll High School, is currently a patient at a rehabilitation care facility in Plano, Texas, and received a visit from head coach Mike Sanford and a select group of Rebels on Oct. 30.

That same night, Saldi's friends and family staged a fundraiser called "Embrace Bryce" before his alma mater's final home game at Dragon Stadium and the event raised more than $35,000 to help with the family's medical costs.

UNLV was represented at the tailgate by a group of department officials that included Interim Athletics Director Jerry Koloskie and Saldi's position coach for the Rebels, Jed Stugart.

For updates on Saldi's progress, fans can logon to the family's Caring Bridge website at the following link:



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